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MARCH 6, 2013 + TOP SCORER Lobo's Soto breaks school record for goals scored. - Page 1B Individuals help elderly couple after seeing wind damages on Facebook. - Page 1C Barton Publications, Inc. ......... Vol. 110 No, 48 Serving Buda, Kyle and Northeast Hays County 75 Warrant Roundup to take place BY ANDY SEVILLA Kyle police collected over $15,000 in the first days of the 2013 Great Texas Warrant Roundup~ Police Chief ]effBarnett saidWarrant Of- ricer Zach Castilleja and a handful of cops took to the street Saturday morning, the rotmdup's first official day, and brought in 10 individuals with outstanding warrants. He said Saturday's efforts produced $2000 in cash and cleared about $6500 in total warrants. Though Kyle Police started a little early, Barnett said that from Feb. 25 through March 4, the city collected $15,270 in out- standh]g fines and cleared 51 warrants. Barnett said the ten individuals brought in to the municipal court Sat- urday settled their responsibilities to the court resulting in no arrests. "Our goal is not to put people in jail," Barnett said. "But we need them to take care of their obligations to the court. At the end of February, over $3 million were owed to Kyle in fines and over 8,000 warrants remained outstanding. Over 300 jurisdictions all across Texas are participating in the roundup that is slated to run through March 10. PHOTO BY DAVID WHITE arrestee was BY ANDY SEVILLA Hays school district officials say students were safe despite one of their school bus drivers being charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child. David Michael Kelley, 31, was ar- rested and charged Dec. 8 with four counts of felony sexual assault of child, according to Hays County jail records. "We have no complaints or rea- son to believe anything happened to any of our students, but if a stu- dent or former student has infor- mation otherwise, we urge those students (and parents) to promptly report the information to the Hays County Sheriff's Office," said Hays , CISD spokesperson Tim Savoy. Kelley was a school bus driver for Hays CISD, most recently running routes for Camino Real Elementary, Hays High School and Lehman High School, Savoy said. Kelley resigned from the school district on Dec. 7, citing personal reasons, according to Savoy, and an arrest affidavit shows Kelley con- fessed, that same day, to authori- "We have no complaints or reason to believe anything happened to anyof our students, but if a student or former student has information otherwise, we urge those students (and parents) to promptly report the information to the Hays County Sheriff's Office." -Tim Savoy, Hays CISD spokesperson ties that he had for years had sexual contact with a child. According to the ar- rest affidavit, Kelley told authorities he had been having sexual intercourse with the child "for a long time," and he corroborat- ed the child's statement that he had sexual contact with the child one to two KELLEY times per month. Kelley began his employment as a bus driver with Hays CISD on July 22, 2010, a year after the reported sexual abuse of a child allegedly started. Savoy said Kelley ran s~tbus route with "Barton udents on board" for a short period of time in the beginning of his em- ployment, before running routes with Camino Real Elementary and Hays and Lehman high schools. "We don't have any complaints, evidence, or reason to believe that anything happened with our students (beyond what he is al- ready charged with if the victim is a Hays CISD student - not sure where the victim attended school)," Savoy said. 'All of our busses have cameras on them and some have bus moni- tors that accompany the driver. Buses are also tracked using GPS so that our transportation administra- tion can monitor route times, paths, speeds, stops and precise locations of all district buses at all times." Savoy said Kelley was never ac- cused of anything while working at the district, nor are there any com- plaints or disciplinary action in his file. Savoy said parents were not noti- fied of Kelley's arrest. "Since the allegation against him is not connected in any way to his work at Hays CISD, we're prepared to assist law enforcement with anything they may need from us, but the matter is not something in which we are included," Savoy said. "Our protocol is to defer to law en- forcement to tell us what they need, if anything, during a criminal inves- tigation. We don't want to do any- thing that would adversely affect their criminal case or the subse- quent prosecution of a suspect." Jail records show Kelley remains in custody on a $400,000 bond. First Thursday in downtown Buda Stroll through the unique antique and specialty shops and enjoy dinner downtown, Thursday, March 7, 5-9 p.m. - monthly on the first Thursday KYLE WIC Kyle WIC program serves to spring Daylight Savings Time begins March 10. Spring forward one hour at 2 a.m. 4, '/,,,,I,,,$~ Kyle Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Kyle residents may now dispose of household hazardous waste at the City of San Marcos Traffic Yard, 630 E. Hopkins, Friday, March 8, 12-3:30 p.m. The City of Kyle contributes to the operation of the facility in order that Kyle residents can partcipate. See the city of Kyle website or the haysfreepress. com/calendar for more details 1,300 families per month. - Page 1D Opinions ...................... 4-5A Sports ........................ 1-2B Education .............. . ...... 3-4B Neighbors ..................... 1-6C Business ........................ I&4D BY ANDY SEVILLA After only three months on the job, the Kyle city attorney was ousted from his post Tuesday night in a quick and unani- mous vote by the city council. The elected of- ficials came out of executive session, where they deliber- ated on the terms and conditions of the city attorney's con- tract and evaluated his performance for GRANT about 30 minutes, before stepping out into open session, and without any discussion, voted to ac- See A'rI'ORNEY OUSTED, pg. 6A HOPKINS PROCTOR a run- BY KIM HILSENBECK This Saturday, Buda residents will have one last opportunity to vote for council member place 2, vacated by Todd Ruge when he was elected mayor in December. The m-off election between candi- dates Wiley Hopkins and Amy Proctor re- sulted from a special election in ]anuary where no candidate achieved more than 50 percent of the vote. Hopkins and Proc- tor were in a three- way race with former council member Cathy Chilcote; she received 24 percent to Proctor's 28 percent. Hopkins received 48 percent of the votes. However, a mere 229 Buda residents ex- ercised their right to vote. In advance of this Saturday's election, the Hays Free Press received answers to several questions posed to both of the run- offcandidates. Protcor's main concerns are rising taxes, uncontrolled growLh and lack of infrastructure. Hopkins also believes growth is a major concern. To address it, Hopkins said the city must have the ca- pacity to accommodate growth and/or be prepared to increase its funds accounts. Neither candidate has previously held an elected office. BUDA CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRES, pg. 2A Best Bets .................. 4C Service Directory ........... 3D Classifieds .................... 2D Public Notices ............... 2D I111!1!1!!1111![11!!!1111